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March 16, 2015

States Rarely Use Early-Intervention Trigger Built Into Special Education Law

The IDEA requires districts that have overidentified minorities for special education spend part of their federal money on early-intervention, but some states have set the bar very high.

February 04, 2015

Study: N.C. Early Childhood Programs Led to Fewer Special Education Placements

The research studied the effects of Smart Start and More at Four, two programs aimed at improving the child care and preschool options for children who face social or economic challenges.

January 30, 2015

K-12 Dealmaking: Venture Capital Roundup: Week of January 26

AT&T, RedShelf, CodeHS, and TeachMate365 headlined an active week of K-12 venture capital.

September 02, 2014

Free, Full-Day Kindergarten Begins for Minnesota Children

Minnesota offers free, full-day kindergarten for the first time to help close the opportunity gap.

August 13, 2014

How EdTech Is Meeting Special Needs

New tools and schools are transforming special education, here are 12 things Florida special education directors are excited about.

July 09, 2014

Workforce Training Bill Slated for House Passage

The House is set to pass the bipartisan workforce development bill Wednesday afternoon by a wide margin. The measure would provide greater access to job training for students entering the workforce with special needs.

November 07, 2013

Virtual Charter in Ohio Found to Violate Special Education Procedures

Following a federal investigation, a virtual charter school in Ohio agreed to change its special education identification procedures and website.

November 16, 2012

Special Needs Students Benefit from Synched Classrooms

By guest blogger Gina Cairney In an effort to ensure all its students have the same opportunities for quality classroom instruction, Cumberland County (N.C.) schools are using technology to "bridge" together its classrooms to maximize good teaching, the Fayetteville Observer reports. With an inter...

November 15, 2012

Georgia Cyber School Criticized Over Special Needs Students

State education officials said the school isn't hiring enough workers to help serve its fast-growing enrollment of special needs students.

September 14, 2012

It's Time for a Special Needs App Fund

Alesha Bishop and Lisa Valerio worked together for 10 years at Charles Schwab. After both gave birth to sons with special needs, they have reunited to support the development of learning tools for students with special needs and family-friendly apps.

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